Sunday Worship

December 10, 2023

We worship at 10:00 am at Kennicott Park (4434 S. Lake Park Ave.) or online. Masks are optional. We offer Kid City children’s ministry for nursery – 5th grade; they are also welcome to remain in the service.

Children are essential participants in the life of our church. They are not the future of the church, they are the church today! Parents and caregivers can expect children’s classes for Pre-K – 5th grade and nursery for the little ones during the sermon portion of the service. On the first Sunday of each month our children remain in the worship service and there will be a children’s message. 6th-12th grade youth also participate in a weekly gathering on Sunday evenings at our Ministry Center. Please email Pete Blodgett, Director of Family, Youth, and Children Ministries with any questions for or more information.

Today's sermon:

Lament in the Gaps
Isaiah 64
Pastor David Swanson




Today's songs:



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Friday Facility Prayer Call | 7:00-7:15 AM
Join us on Zoom each Friday morning as we pray for our search for a permanent facility.

Journey | Sunday afternoons; 4:00-5:30 PM
Journey is our gathering for 6th-12th grades where we grow in community and in God’s Word together. We meet at the Ministry Center (3627 S Cottage Grove). We would love to see your student there! Reach out to Pete Blodgett for more details.

The State of Our Reconciliation | Saturday, December 2; 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Join us for a time of teaching, discussion, and prayer as we reflect on our identity as a church community focused on racial reconciliation and justice. Register here. This will take place at The Timothy Center 4351 S. Drexel Ave.

1st Sunday Potluck | Sunday, December 3; after service
This month Monica is coordinating a Burrito Bowl Theme! Please sign up here to bring one of the parts!

Bible Study | Wednesdays; 6:15-8:00 PM
At New Community our weekly Bible Study nurtures community around Scripture. We meet at West Point Baptist Church (3566 S Cottage Grove) on December 6th and 13th this month. For those unable to come in-person, it’s available virtually on Zoom. Come out and join us!

Annual Congregational Meeting | Sunday, December 10; after service
Join us a our members approve the 2024 budget and ministry priorities and welcome new members.

Conversation with Rev. Phelps | Thursday, December 14; 7:00 pm
Join us online for a conversation with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Phelps of Concord Missionary Baptist Church about the history of Woodlawn and how his congregation discerned the call to minister to migrants.

Empowering Women to Achieve Wellness | Saturday, December 16; 11:30 – 2:30 pm
The Women’s Vision Board Brunch will be a gathering that empowers women to set and achieve their goals across various dimensions of wellness, including spiritual, mental, physical/health, and financial wellness. See Welcome Table for more details. Location: 1625 W. Diversey Parkway in Chicago

Ecuador Informational Meeting | Sunday, December 17; after service
We will be taking a service trip to Ecuador to partner with Joel & Kim Delp and the Ecuadorian Covenant Church! The trip will take place March 24-31 and is open to all ages. Please fill out the info form if you are interested or contact Pete Blodgett for more info.

Christmas Eve Service | Sunday, December 24; 10:00 am
We are joining our sister congregation, New Community Covenant Church Logan Square (2649 N. Francisco), for Christmas Eve worship.

No Sunday Service | Sunday, December 31
We invite you to worship from home or with another local congregation on New Years Eve. We will be back at Kennicott for Sunday worship and potluck on January 7.

PATS (Prayer Around The Schools) | Saturday, January 6; 9:00 AM
We’ll meet at Kennicott (4434 S. Lake Park) and then pray while walking around our neighborhood schools.

Sabbath Retreat | Saturday, January 20; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Save the date! More info soon.

Newcomers Lunch | Sunday, February 11; after service
If you are newer to the church, we’d love to get to know you a little better and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have. Join us for lunch! Please sign up here or at the INFO table on Sundays.

Church Retreat | June 21-23
Save the dates! More info soon.

Church Database UPDATE
Do we have your most up-to-date contact information? Are you getting text alerts from the church? If you weren’t around to stop by the last couple Sundays, please email us with the your name and phone number.

Volunteering with Young Life South Side
Are you interested in mentoring high school or middle school kids on the Southside of Chicago? Ready to be as impacted as you make an impact on young lives? Looking for Christian community? Consider volunteering with Young Life South Side Chicago by filling out this interest form and we will get back to you!

Men’s Sexual Accountability
If you want support or accountability related to sexual compulsions or struggles, please email

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